At St John Fisher we strive to keep our students safe online by: - Providing dedicated lessons as part of the school’s RSHE curriculum offer; - Providing dedicated lessons within the school’s ICT curriculum offer; - Reinforcing key online safety messages in assemblies and registration and celebrating the annual Safer Internet Day; - Ensuring staff and governors have access to relevant up-to-date CPD and resources; - Hosting an annual ‘online safety guidance evening’ for parents; - Use of sophisticated filtering systems to allow safe browsing of the Internet; - Monitoring of online activity via Impero; - Compulsory acceptable use policies for all members of the school community; - Annual subscription to National Online Safety; - Enforcing the school’s clear policy on use of mobile phones; - Providing regular and up-to-date guidance for parents; - Providing regular and up-to-date guidance for students. We value and recognise the highly important role parents play in keeping their children safe online; any changes that are made at home are likely to impact on a child’s behaviour elsewhere, including in school. If children are taught to minimise the risks associated with online activity by their parents, they will usually reinforce this practice themselves and with others when accessing the internet in school. The school is committed to working in partnership with parents and relevant agencies so that we can teach our children to be responsible users of the internet. If you have any concerns about your child’s use of technology, please contact one of the school’s safeguarding leads. Furthermore, if ever you come across anything on the internet that you are concerned about then you can report to CEOP. The Parent Info website is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP which provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations on how to keep your children safe online.
St John Fisher is now a National Online Safety credited school, whose mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. Their CPD accredited training courses are all delivered through e-learning (distance learning), meaning that the learner can complete the course in their own time at their own pace. Please see below the letter (containing the websites direct link to our school page) and guide on how you can sign up.
This is free to all of our parents and only requires a profile to be set up.